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Fatale attraction: a cocktail created for Jackie Kennedy in Phnom Penh

The femme fatale was created in Cambodia’s legendary Hotel Le Royal, which has an aura and history as intriguing as the former first ladyIf Natalie Portman wins best actress at the Oscars for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, there’s a bar in Phnom Penh that will know how to celebrate.The former first lady visited Cambodia in 1967 and had an honorary cocktail created for her at the capital’s Hotel Le Royal, now owned by Raffles hotels. Continue reading… Read More

Source:: The Guardian

Nigel Slater’s oyster sauce chicken with citrus mint salad recipe

On a chilly night nothing warms you up like blisteringly hot Chinese-style chicken, served with a cooling side of herby saladThere was a bit of a flurry of aniseed, soy and ginger-scented cooking in the kitchen last week, as there often is when I have had one of my irregular trips to Chinatown. These are the trips where I return home with armfuls of bottles and jars, mostly red.I just needed, almost craved, the smell of oyster sauce to warm up a kitchen turned ice-cold by a dodgy thermostat. Leafy greens, bok choy and mustard greens are regularly steamed and Read More

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Great little ski resorts: Vaujany, France

This unspoilt village on the doorstep of the vast Alpe d’Huez ski area offers stunning scenery, but is free of the crowds and commercialism of the bigger resortThe village of Vaujany, an hour by car from Grenoble, struck unexpected gold in the 1980s when the government compulsorily purchased a giant chunk of land for France’s largest hydro-electric scheme. Astute villagers invested the money in what was then the largest cable-car in the country, to reach the slopes above the neighbouring Alpe d’Huez ski resort. Continue reading… Read More

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Dress to protest: why the Oscars red carpet is set for a revolution | Jess Cartner-Morley

The ceremony’s biggest political statements might come not from the podium, but on the catwalk outside, as stars from Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga and others hit the campaign trail Hollywood cares about mostHollywood has had a lot to say for itself recently. Meryl Streep, a 20-time Academy Award nominee, riled the Trump White House with her Golden Globes speech. Tom Ford, who directed Nocturnal Animals, refuses to dress the first lady. George Clooney says of Donald Trump: “I didn’t vote for him, I don’t support him, I don’t think he’s the right choice.” Natalie Portman, meanwhile, took to the podium Read More

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Mathematician Eugenia Cheng: ‘Yes, I am an anarchist!’

Eugenia Cheng combines home baking with higher-dimensional category theory. She talks about pudding, infinity, and why geeks are the new alphasEugenia Cheng is a British mathematician who is senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her main interest is higher-dimensional category theory but she has also written a book about the maths of baking entitled How To Bake Pi. Her latest book is Beyond Infinity: An Expedition into the Outer Limits of Mathematics.What is higher-dimensional category theory? Can you describe it in a sentence?It is the mathematics of mathematics. It does for mathematics the same thing Read More

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